Nomad Software Engineer Chronicles: Travel, Tech, and Tales
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Hey! I'm Serge Kazakov, and welcome to my online home.

I'm a software engineer, freelancer, digital nomad, a bit of a blogger, and an investment enthusiast.

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Jun
13
How to Manage Secret Environment Vars in Xcode and CI
iOS Tooling
8 min read

How to Manage Secret Environment Vars in Xcode and CI

The tutorial provides a solution for managing secrets as environment variables in Xcode and CI
Dec
08
Should We Bring Redux to iOS?
Mobile App Architecture
22 min read

Should We Bring Redux to iOS?

One of the things I've been puzzling over recently. Can we benefit much from bringing redux-like architectures to iOS? How? And how can we get most of it?
Sep
10
CI/CD Pipeline Setup with GitHub Actions for iOS Project
iOS Tooling
10 min read

CI/CD Pipeline Setup with GitHub Actions for iOS Project

That kind of things are done rather seldom. Luckily if several times a year. That's why I have to look back the process how it's done every time. sI decided to write a tutorial once, so next time I didn't have to google once again. Probably that would be helpful also for you.

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Feb
29

Software Engineering

Feb
29

Git Monorepo Performance Optimization

Feb
28

Mindgame

Latest

Jan
18
2023 Recap
Milestone
10 min read

2023 Recap

While my 2022 was a huge spike in the life volatility, 2023 was a damping oscillator. The dust has settled and things started to get back to an upward trajectory.
Nov
17
Web Summit 2023 in Lisbon
LifeLog
5 min read

Web Summit 2023 in Lisbon

What the heck was going on on Web Summit 2023 in Lisbon
Sep
24
Harnessing ZFS Filesystem for Your Homelab: Tips, Caveats, and a Reference Goldmine
Self-hosting
3 min read

Harnessing ZFS Filesystem for Your Homelab: Tips, Caveats, and a Reference Goldmine

ZFS downsides, configuration tips, backups and relplication, encryption, cloud options and more
Sep
18
Rethinking Quality of Life: How Portugal Changed My Perspective
Relocation
2 min read

Rethinking Quality of Life: How Portugal Changed My Perspective

In the quality of life equation I didn't count anything I couldn't change. Probably, I was wrong.
Sep
12
Building a Portable Homelab: Tips and Handy Hardware References
Self-hosting
3 min read

Building a Portable Homelab: Tips and Handy Hardware References

Hardware tips and links to consider when building a portable homelab.
Sep
10
My Digital Nomad's Toolkit: Portable Homelab Overview
Self-hosting
8 min read

My Digital Nomad's Toolkit: Portable Homelab Overview

I've finally built my portable home lab to streamline the way I deal with my media data storage, backups, archives, etc. Now I can hardly hold back my excitement about it.
Aug
30
Backups Matter: The High-Stakes Game of Laptop Ownership
Self-hosting
2 min read

Backups Matter: The High-Stakes Game of Laptop Ownership

If you use a laptop as your primary daily driver and never make backups, read this.
Aug
03
Making Sense of Crypto ETFs
Finance
4 min read

Making Sense of Crypto ETFs

The whole point of crypto of that you own your assets exclusively. However, there are certain cases when one would prefer ETF instead.
Jun
27
On the Weekend I Was Watching My Hometown Captured by Terrorists
LifeLog
6 min read

On the Weekend I Was Watching My Hometown Captured by Terrorists

How was your weekend? Mine was crazy, but not because of a loud party or a crowded music fest. I was watching how my hometown was being seized by terrorists online.
Jun
20
Puredux 1.1 - Release Notes
Open Source
4 min read

Puredux 1.1 - Release Notes

Puredux v1.1 is finally out. Puredux is a UDF architecture framework in Swift for app state management with Redux/Flux ideas in mind.